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Cancer Patients Need More Than "Me Too" Drugs
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Cancer drug developments follow a rather predictable course. A new breakthrough is followed by a flurry of interest as the large pharmaceutical companies develop drugs to target the finding. More often than not, however, the drug companies all...
Cancer Chemotherapy Costs Continue to Rise
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
The skyrocketing cost of cancer therapy has become a popular topic of discussion as a recent article in the Wall Street Journal...
For Lung Cancer, We've Got the Answer, Now We're Waiting For the Question
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
As I finished a recent Thursday afternoon clinic, I received a call. The voice was familiar and I recognized it to belong to...
For Advanced Cancer Patients: The Clinical Trial Dilemma
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Patients confronting advanced cancer are encouraged to participate in clinical trials. Clinical trials are employed to develop...
In Advanced Breast Cancer, Sometimes the Patient Knows Best
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
On 10/23/2017 I had a phone conversation with a patient in Virginia. She had been diagnosed in December 2012 with estrogen...
Wisdom Imparted From A Cancer Patient To His Physician: Lessons Learned
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
The practice of medicine offers physicians the opportunity to meet people from many walks of life. In medical oncology, the...
Do Doctors Have Egg on Their Faces?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Few of us have escaped the medical community's admonition that eggs are a hazard to our health. Based on the cholesterol found...

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